Person:Alfonso VIII of Castile (1)

King Alfonso VIII of Castile
b.11 Nov 1155 Soria, Castile, Spain
Facts and Events
Name[4] King Alfonso VIII of Castile
Unknown Alfonso , of Ivrea-Burgundy
Alt Name Alfonso "the Good" , VIII
Alt Name Rei Afonso VIII Castilla
Alt Name[3] Alfonso VIII "el Noble" , King of Castile
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 22 Sep 1155 Soria, Castela
Birth[1] 11 Nov 1155 Soria, Castile, Spain
Marriage bef 17 Sep 1177 Burgos, Castilla y León, Spainto Leonora of England
Alt Death? 05 OCT 1214
Reference Number? Q295268?
Death[1] 6 Oct 1214 Gutiérre Múñoz near Arevalo
Alt Burial? Huelgas, Burgos, Spain
Alt Death? 6 Oct 1214 Gutierre Munoz, Spain
Burial[1] Burgos, Castile, SpainSanta María la Real de las Huelgas

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Alfonso VIII (11 November 11555 October 1214), called the Noble (El Noble) or the one of the Navas (el de las Navas), was the King of Castile from 1158 to his death and King of Toledo. He is most remembered for his part in the Reconquista and the downfall of the Almohad Caliphate. After having suffered a great defeat with his own army at Alarcos against the Almohads in 1195, he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohads in the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, an event which marked the arrival of a tide of Christian supremacy on the Iberian peninsula.

His reign saw the domination of Castile over León and, by his alliance with Aragon, he drew those two spheres of Christian Iberia into close connection.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alfonso_VIII_of_Castile, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   King Alfonso VIII of Castile @ the Peerage.
  3. ALFONSO VIII “el Noble/él de las Navas” King of Castile, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. He was born Alfonso of Burgundy and was known as Alfonso the Noble and Él de las Navas.